Mute : A Visual Document

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Rough Trade's Book of the Year

Electronic Sound Magazine's Book of the Year

Mute Records is one of the most revered and influential independent music labels of all time. Through the music of its tight-knit community of artists - ranging from Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Nick Cave's The Birthday Party and Einsturzende Neubauten to Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, Laibach and Goldfrapp - it has had an incalculable impact on popular music for forty years.

This authoritative, sumptuously illustrated history of the label features stunning artwork and photography - much of it previously unseen - and insights from those who have worked with the label. Text contributions from key players, together with ground-breaking shots and video stills from lengendary photographers, make this book the definitive chronicle of the iconic label, which today has offices in the USA, UK, Germany and France and an unparalleled reputation worldwide.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 190 x 242 x 35.56mm | 1,330g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • with over 2000 illustrations in colour and black and white
  • 0500519722
  • 9780500519721
  • 83,942

Table of contents

1. 1978-1979: Warm Leatherette and Letraset: Founding a New New Wave * 2. 1980-1982: Mute in the Charts: Depeche Mode and Yazoo * 3. 1983-1989: Beyond Electropop: The Experimental Side of Mute * 4. 1990-1999: Mute into the Nineties * 5. 2000- Into the Future
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Review quote

'Highlights the unsung heroes - the artists, designers and photographers whose talent is often overlooked - and places them firmly in the spotlight' - Classic Pop 'Beautifully bound, this book is as iconic and dynamic as Mute's musical past' - Rough Trade 'The Book of the Year has arrived. Quite the treat ... If there's one book you need on the old Christmas list this year, make it this one' - Electronic Sound 'A beautifully crafted celebration of "the accidental label"' - Uncut 'Packed with artwork and photography - much of it previously unseen' - M magazine 'Visually stunning' - Buzz magazine
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About Terry Burrows

Terry Burrows is an author, musician
and producer. Best known as a cult
performer under the alias Yukio
Yung, Burrows has recorded
with The Chrysanthemums,
Asmus Tietchens and the duo
Push-Button Pleasure.
He is also a prolific author
of more than 80 books relating
to music history, tuition
and technology, popular
psychology and history.
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4 40% (12)
3 10% (3)
2 3% (1)
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